The Volkswagen ID. AERO concept car, more than 16 feet long with a range of more than 372 miles, will be positioned in the premium mid-size sedan segment as a preview of Volkswagen's electric vehicle family flagship. The ID. AERO will be the fourth fully-electric model series in China, with expected availability in the second half of 2023. It is expected that the production version of the ID. AERO for Europe will roll off the assembly line in the Emden plant in 2023. Following the ID.4, this model will be Volkswagen's next global car for Europe, China and the U.S.
Monday, June 27, 2022
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
The all-electric 2023 Nissan LEAF now on sale nationwide, features a redesigned grille, front fascia and headlights, and optional 17-inch multi-spoke wheels and starts at $28,895 (including $1,095 destination and handling) for LEAF S with 40 kWh battery and an EPA estimated range of 149 miles and $36,895 for the LEAF SV PLUS with 60 kWh battery and an EPA estimated range of 212 miles. Qualified purchasers may be eligible for up to a $7,500 federal tax credit. All LEAF models feature Nissan's Safety Shield® 360 as standard equipment, inclusive of six active driver assistance technologies that can help drivers avoid or lessen the severity of a crash. SV PLUS models include ProPILOT Assist and Intelligent Around View Monitor®. The Leaf was first introduced in 2010.
The Bentley Continental GT Mulliner, powered by a 650 horsepower 6.0 liter W12 engine with active torque vectoring via eLSD and electronic all-wheel steering, sits atop the recently launched S and Azure models, and the Speed as the fastest and most luxurious member of the Continental range. Available as both a coupe and a convertible, and the Continental GT Mulliner V8 remains available.
The 2023 Hyundai Palisade flagship SUV, powered by a 291 horsepower 3.8L V6 GDI engine mated to an 8-Speed Automatic SHIFTRONIC® transmission, gets new front and rear bumper fascia, front grille, headlamps and daytime running lights, multi-spoke alloy wheel design, auto-dimming outside mirrors. Starting at $39,245 (including $1,295 freight charges), the Palisade adds a new XRT model to complement the existing Santa Fe and Tucson XRT models. New convenience technologies include 12-inch Navigation, Wi-Fi Hotspot, digital key 2 touch, Bluelink features and driver’s Ergo-Motion Seat.
The 2023 Subaru Ascent, with 8-person seating or available captain’s chairs in the second row for 7-person seating, is available in Base, Premium, Onyx Edition, Limited, and Touring trim levels, and gets a redesigned front and updated Konoji (C-shaped) taillights. The Ascent is powered by a 260 horsepower 2.4-liter turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine with Subaru’s high-torque Lineartronic® CVT (continuously variable transmission) featuring an 8-speed manual mode function and steering wheel paddle shifters allowing up to 5,000-lb.towing capacity with standard Trailer Stability Assist. On all 2023 Ascent models, a newly standard tablet-style 11.6-inch Full HD center information display. On models equipped with Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, EyeSight includes Automatic Emergency Steering with the Pre-Collision Braking System to help steer the vehicle to avoid a collision when travelling at speeds less than 50 mph. New Cabin Connect, available on trim levels equipped with Harman Kardon® QuantumLogic™ surround sound speaker system, picks up the driver or front passenger’s voice by the overhead console microphone and then transmits through the rear speakers. The 2023 Subaru Ascent arrives in Subaru retailers this Fall.
Friday, June 17, 2022
The new 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America, powered by a 473 horsepower twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter boxer six-cylinder engine, will reach showrooms in late 2022 as part of the 2023 model year. A very limited number will be created, making this one of the rarest Type 992 models. The starting MSRP is $186,370 (including $1,450 for delivery, processing, and handling). Including the extended interior package, MSRP is $193,880.
The new Bentley Flying Spur S, offers a 542 horsepower 4.0-liter V8 engine or V6 Hybrid powertrain capable of up to 26 miles in pure electric drive.
The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek, available in Base, Premium, new Special Edition, Sport, and Limited trims, is powered by a 152 horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine offered with either a standard 6-speed manual transmission or optional Lineartronic® CVT (continuously variable transmission). The Crosstrek Hybrid plug-in SUV achieves up to 17 miles of pure electric driving as well as delivering an EPA-rated 35 MPG/90 MPGe and 480-mile total range. The 2023 Crosstrek Base trim has a starting price of $24,870 (including $1,225 destination & delivery. Priced at $38,070, the Crosstrek Hybrid qualifies for a $4,502 Federal tax credit and certain states offer rebates of up to $1,500. Both models will begin arriving at Subaru retailers this Summer.
The 2023 Nissan Altima, powered by a 188 horsepower 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder direct injection engine or a 248 horsepower 2.0-liter Variable Compression Turbo equipped with a standard Xtronic transmission, has new front end styling, a new 12.3-inch HD color display with multi-touch control, Nissan Door-to-Door Navigation system, Android Auto™, wireless Apple CarPlay®, wireless phone charging pad and WiFi hotspot. Intelligent All-Wheel Drive is available on 2023 Altima SV, SR and SL grades equipped with the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. The 2023 Nissan Altima will go on sale this Fall.
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
The all-new 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB all- electric compact SUV include the 225 horsepower EQB 300 4MATIC and the 288 horsepower EQB 350 4MATIC fitted with a lithium-ion battery with a maximum voltage of 420 V and, with a nominal capacity of around 190 Ah, has a usable energy content of 66.5 kWh. Arriving in U.S. dealerships this Summer, the 2022 EQB 300 4MATIC will start from $55,550 (including $1,050 destination and delivery charge) and the EQB 350 4MATIC is priced from $59,100.
Polestar, the Swedish electric performance car company, plans to launch a new car every year for the next three years, starting with Polestar 3 SUV, and aims to increase its presence to at least 30 global markets by the end of 2023. Production is expected to begin in early 2023, and Polestar 3 will be manufactured in the United States and China.
The new Mercedes-Benz GLC mid-size SUV, with a redesigned front end, with headlamps that connect directly to a new radiator grille, has a length of 185.7 inches, it is 2.4 inches longer and 0.16 inches lower than its predecessor with the width the same at 74.4 inches. The new GLC is available as a mild hybrid with 48-volt technology and an integrated starter-generator. The new GLC is available with a new panoramic sunroof as an optional extra.
The all-new 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid, based on the Corolla sedan, is powered by the 194 horsepower new fifth generation Toyota Hybrid System producing a manufacturer-estimated 37 combined MPG for all S, SE and XSE grades.
The new 2023 BMW X1 xDrive28i, powered by a 241 horsepower 2-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine mated exclusively to a new 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission, has grown in length by 1.7 inches to 177.2, 0.9 inches in width to 72.6 inches, and 1.7 inches in height to 64.6 inches.
The fifth generation 2023 Lexus RX 350 is powered by a 2.4L turbocharged inline-4 engine and the RX 350h (AWD) has a front unit that integrates a fourth-generation large-capacity hybrid system with a high-torque 2.5L inline-4 engine. The RX 450h+ plug-in hybrid vehicle details for the U.S. market will be shared at a later time. The Lexus RX 500h F SPORT Performance (pictured above) utilizes a new hybrid electric system with a front unit that integrates a high-torque 2.4-liter turbo engine, six-speed automatic transmission, inverter and an electric motor, with an eAxle rear unit. The 2023 RX is expected to go on sale at the end of 2022.